Singer's dad talks to MPs about addiction
Amy Winehouse has been off drugs for 12 months, according to her dad.
Mitch, 58, spoke to MPs in Westminster about addiction yesterday.
‘Amy‘s been drug-free for a year,’ he told the Home Affairs Select Committee.
‘We were very fortunate…we were able to afford the best doctors, the best clinical psychologists, the best rehabilitation and the best hospitals.’
Mitch is using his experience to film a documentary about the help available to users.
He claims there aren’t enough facilities for addicts who can’t afford private rehab, unless they are within the criminal justice system.
‘We’ve spoken to addicts who have told us people are desperately committing offences just so that they have a chance of receiving treatment,’ said Mitch.
‘The truth is there is very little treatment available to people who walk in off the street and say “I need help”.’